9) Finish 99% of Game with No Sword
You can nearly beat the game without a sword. In fact, you can progress all the way to the final fight with Gannon (who has a slightly different spelling than the Ganon used in every other game) before you are required to use the sword. I have seen record of several players doing this and it amazes me. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to clear some of the rooms in Level 6 with the floating wizards (called Wizzrobes) launching their wands and ambushing the player at every turn. My hat is off to any player who has successfully accomplished this.